Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play, All the conventions conspire To make this fort assume The furniture of home; Lest we […]
The neighborhood dated from the previous century. There was hardly a curb. Deep green lawns sat nearly level with the street. There were no fences. Each yard blended into the next. The Arneson house was […]
“Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, […]
Chinese artist Kuri Huang makes breathtakingly colorful illustrations of mythical figures and fairy tales. Despite the panoply of color, which seems explosive and yet soft at the same time, her palettes are wonderfully sublime. Find […]
Chinese artist Su Jian imagines grim futures where anthropomorphic animals wander post-collapse Asia and techno-warriors battle robots and demons. Find more the artist on his ArtStation page.
In 1818 the population of England was near twenty million, 80 percent of whom were functionally illiterate. The literate field, then, was approximately four hundred thousand. This was not only the maximum poetry audience, it […]
By science writer Maggie Koerth, adapted from the litany against fear from the novel Dune: I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my […]